Package Car rainy days

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Wally, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    How do you stay dry on rainy days? Anyone use an umbrella?
     
  2. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    I call in sick. Keeps me dry all the time! Try it, you'll like it!
     
  3. HEFFERNAN

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    I use one during my residential deliveries if its pouring hard

    ‚ÄčNever use it while doing commercial
     
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    An umbrella? Seriously??

    Raincoat and baseball hat (that's if I can't get the day off.)
     
  5. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    There are multiple routes I cover for where there are umbrellas in the cab. I think its hilarious.
     
  6. probellringer

    probellringer Member

    do diad training...over and over--till it stops
     
  7. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    If I am in a 500 or 700 I'll go as far up every um 'private access road' I can to limit the time I'm outside and will usually stop complete from the truck. Other than that I just wear the floppy boonie hat to keep the rain off my head and back. If it is torrential downpour I occasionally will make a ghetto DR bag poncho
     
  8. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    Soon to be available in brown from Big Babooba Ltd!!!

    ONLY $49.95 + $12.47 S&H

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  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Is that the guy who runs NASCAR?
     
  10. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    I have an umbrella. If it adds 10 minutes to my day, I'll keep that free $5 and change to stay dry. Of course, I'm a "city driver" as some of you would call it, so between being behind the wheel and inside office buildings, I spend next to no time outside in the rain.
     
  11. 1080Driver

    1080Driver Member

    My umbrella is my best friend, next to the hand truck
     
  12. Buck Fifty

    Buck Fifty New Member

    I just walk between the rain drops. No umbrella necessary.
     
  13. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    I enjoy rainy days so that I can put on a "wet uniform" show for the ladies.
     
  14. Tim.

    Tim. Package Placement Expert

    Im glad you posted this because I was just thinking about using an umbrella a couple days ago. The only thing I like about the rain is drivers like Big Babooba call out and I get to drive. Here is Florida, my browns will be drenched with sweat, then with rain, then dry, then sweat again. Lets just say my car stinks as I do, after work.
     
  15. sortaisle

    sortaisle Livin the cardboard dream

    I have the wide brim official uniform fishin' hat for rainy days. And if it's piss pouring, I make the ol' DR bag poncho.
     
  16. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I never cared how wet I got, as long as I had a hat!!
     
  17. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Rain never slows down a good package driver. And isn't there an extra time allowance for rainy days? (sarcastically)
     
  18. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

  19. Last Thursday I found out that my jacket was no longer water proof. It rained ALL DAY, it didn't slow down for even a minute. I tried staying between the rain drops all day long, but by 2:30 I was completely soaked. It was a miserable day.
    I'm going to get some waterproofing spray and spray my coat with it.
     
  20. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    WAIT your jacket was waterproof at one point?